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PET Scan: A Case Study​

A PET (positron emission tomography) scan is a type of imaging test. It uses a radioactive substance called a tracer to identify diseases in the body. By identifying the cellular level changes, PET may detect the early onset of diseases before other imaging tests identify them.PET scan is mainly used to evaluate organs such as brain and heart, most commonly PET scan is used to detect Cancer and evaluation of Cancer treatments. This session with Dr Prafful, Consultant & Head, Dept of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Medicine gave interesting pointers on PET scan with a detailed Case based review.

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A PET (positron emission tomography) scan is a type of imaging test. It uses a radioactive substance called a tracer to identify diseases in the body. By identifying the cellular level changes, PET may detect the early onset of diseases before other imaging tests identify them.PET scan is mainly used to evaluate organs such as brain and heart, most commonly PET scan is used to detect Cancer and evaluation of Cancer treatments. This session with Dr Prafful, Consultant & Head, Dept of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Medicine gave interesting pointers on PET scan with a detailed Case based review.